Illinois Gambling
11:56 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Quinn opposes slot machines at racetracks

Gov. Pat Quinn says he doesn't support slot machines at Illinois racetracks.

Quinn on Monday discussed his objections to a gambling bill passed by lawmakers but not yet sent to him.

Quinn laid out a framework for gambling expansion that includes five new casinos in Chicago, southern Cook County, Lake County, Rockford and Danville.

He says the Illinois Gaming Board should choose the location in Lake County and not the Park City location passed by lawmakers.

Quinn also says he opposes slot machines at Chicago's O'Hare or Midway airports.

Quinn urged lawmakers to craft a new bill and not pursue the one they passed because he says he'll veto it if it's sent to him.